A Collect for Compassionate Hearts

Lord Jesus, who has adopted us as your beloved sons and daughters, kindle in our hearts compassion for those in need, knowing that when we give to others, you receive from us as well, taking joy in the service we render to those whom you love, through you who took on our nature for our sake, sacrificing yourself and being received into the presence of the Father and Holy Spirit. Amen. “And the king will answer them, ‘Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.’” – Matthew 25:40